Tag: Hunger

New Report on Student Hunger and Homelessness

The Wisconsin HOPE Lab put out a new report on student hunger and homelessness. Among the highlights are:

– The study was conducted at 70 community colleges in 24 states

 

– One in three community college students are hungry

– 14% of them are homeless

Check out the full report in the link below.

http://www.wihopelab.com/publications/Hungry-and-Homeless-in-College-Report.pdf 

 

Originally published by Clare Cady March 23, 2017

Eating Matters: Episode 46, Campus Hunger

Host Jenna Liut is talking about campus hunger.  Although not typically associated with institutes of higher education, evidence suggests that food insecurity among US college students is rising, especially in light of increased enrollment rates and the evolving demographics among students. Just how prevalent is food insecurity on college campuses?  What are some viable long and short term solutions to address this issue?  Joining the show today to discuss these questions and more are three experts on the subject: Sara Goldrick-Rab, Professor of Educational Policy Studies and Sociology at University of Wisconsin Madison and author of the report “Hungry to Learn” which analyzed food insecurity among community college students across the country; Nate Smith-Tyge, a PhD student at Michigan State University (MSU) and longtime Director of the MSU Student Food Bank;  and Triada Stampas, Vice President for Research and Public Affairs at the Food Bank for NYC.

http://heritageradionetwork.org/podcast/campus-hunger/

Originally published by Nate Smith-Tyge March 11, 2016

Rolling Stone: Tens of Thousands of College Students Have Nowhere to Sleep

An article on the issues of poverty, homelessness, and food insecurity facing thousands of college students:

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/tens-of-thousands-of-college-students-have-nowhere-to-sleep-20151222

As we begin 2016 it is clear that we have much work to do for students.  Let’s resolve to make this year the best yet for CUFBA and working to fight food insecurity on campuses across the country!

Originally published by Nate Smith-Tyge January 6, 2016

National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week 2015!

This week is National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week (NHHAW), an annually recognized week during which members of communities across the nation join together as advocates participating in a social movement to resolve the root causes of homelessness and hunger.

A  number of  American higher education institutions recognize NHHAW through implementing high impact events on campus in an effort to bring awareness to the challenges that, not only do our neighbors in the community face, but also the same challenges that our very own students face, as a result of homelessness, hunger, and/or food insecurity.

As a proud, active food bank/pantry on your campus that is focused on alleviating food insecurity, hunger, and poverty, it is strongly suggested to support the national social activism movement that NHHAW represents through hosting intentional activities throughout this week, annually, in the following recommended ways:

– Serve as a host for Oxfam America Hunger Banquet to interactively bring the campus community’s attention to how, by luck of the draw, some individuals are born into prosperity and others into poverty. Resources and tool kit to host the event provided by Oxfam America: http://www.oxfamamerica.org/take-action/events/hunger-banquet/

– Plan and execute a panelist event for audience members to understand the challenges associated with individuals facing chronic hunger or food insecurity or those who transitioned out of the cycle of poverty.

– Wide spread, large scale campus community donation initiative in which the pantry/bank requests specific items in need to stock the facility and intensively markets where donation boxes will be place throughout campus for the entire week.

The fight against hunger needs to be ongoing, no doubt; however, intentionally participating in NHHAW educates the masses to join our social movement to alleviate hunger and food insecurity!

 

Originally published by Sonal Chauhan November 19, 2015